Curl will give a free, public, general-interest talk, “A Brief History of Carbon,” at 1:30 p.m. May 7 in Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium on Belknap Campus.

Curl’s more scientifically oriented talk about chemistry, “Quantum Cascade Laser Atmospheric Modeling,” will begin at 1:30 p.m. May 6, also in Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium.

Curl shared the 1996 Nobel with scientists Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto for the discovery of fullerenes, which are ball-like 60-atom carbon structures that led to physical-chemistry advancements in nanoscale science and nanotechnology.

UofL’s Chemistry Graduate Student Association sponsors the annual distinguished lecturer series with Sud-Chemie.

Judy Hughes
Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.